Gift shopping for photographers is easy—especially with B&H Photo and all our holiday gift guides. But, if you have a night photographer in your life, you might have noticed that they are, by the nature of the craft, equipped with a lot of the gear they need to get shots after dark. Because they likely suffer from a nighttime strain of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), the gift shopper is left with limited options. Never fear, however, here are a few ideas with the specific needs and wants of the night photographer in mind!
I recently had an appointment with Dr. Google that culminated in a self-diagnosis of Raynaud’s disease. I wanted to find the best “photography gloves” for my condition so that I can keep shooting through the cold of winter, but with so many options, I was immediately left adrift in a cold sea. All my life, my hands and feet
It’s true that keeping your equipment clean and in tip-top shape can be a chore, but it’s unfortunately a chore that everyone needs to take on at some point. Right now might just be the perfect time to take on the arduous tasks of giving your lenses a good cleaning, as well as maybe stepping up to the intimidating process of cleaning your sensor. Keeping both of these tools clean helps to ensure the highest image quality when you get back to shooting, and will also make your post-production life a bit more efficient. It’s also a good thing to
Portrait photographers take many forms, from casual household paparazzi to dedicated studio professionals. Whether the portraitist you are shopping for specializes in celebrity portraits or social media selfies, let me help you check them off your list.
Profoto A2 Monolight
Profoto's newest light is a jack-of-all-trades for portrait photographers. About the size of a soda can and weighing not much more, the A2 travels like an extra lens in
Guess what? You are very lucky to be shopping for a photographer or a photo enthusiast. Do you know why? Because there are a ton of things your special shutterbug needs and wants to add to their passionate pursuit of the ultimate photograph. The other good news is that there are completely useful and thoughtful photography-related gifts for any budget. Yeah!
But, just in case you can't think of what to get the photographer in your life, or if you are a photographer who does not know exactly what to put on your wish list, here are some ideas.
Birds are among the most challenging subjects to capture well with a camera. In spite of this fact—or perhaps because of it, bird photography has a gigantic, dedicated following. The suggestions that follow are for photographers who already have the major purchases (camera, lens,
The travel tripod conundrum is a cruel reality of physics and practicality. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the steadier it will hold a camera. The larger and heavier a tripod is, the less likely you will ever want to carry it around or take it on a trip. Why are we left with a photographic reality like that which makes the tastiest food bad for you?
Tripods come in all shapes, weights, heights, and styles. If you
Godox is refining and expanding its Knowled continuous constant-source LED studio light series with the addition of the four new Knowled lights—the M200 and M300—featuring daylight balanced or bi-color lights in 200W and 300W sizes. The new M200D, M200BI, M300D, and M300BI join the popular, and more powerful, high-output
Litepanels has just announced the brightest and lightest 2x1 LED to date: the Gemini 2x1 RGBWW LED Hard Panel. Building on the success of the Gemini 2x1 Soft, Litepanels has created a unit for productions prioritizing power. The new Gemini can produce a whopping 23,000 lux of hard light with the possibility of dual and quad mounting to double and quadruple output, respectively. Impressively, the entire unit, including yoke and power supply, weighs only 25.3 lb, making it easy to rig
Professional photographer Mahesh Thapa shares what's in his travel camera backpack, including camera bodies, lenses, filters, a tripod, and other accessories. Plus, Thapa discusses the apps he uses to plan his photos, the composition rules he utilizes, and more. Whether you're capturing mountains or buildings, these travel photography tips will improve your images!
What's in your camera bag? Is there something you carry that we have not included in this video? Tell us what it might be, in the Comments section!
Except for the new flagship OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mirrorless Camera (formerly Olympus), there haven’t been many major camera announcements thus far in 2022, so we thought for this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast we’d start an introductory conversation about photo accessories and the wide range of tools and toys available to improve your photography―or just make it
If you use an interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital camera, you know that one of the pleasures of mirrorless shooting is the ability to use lens-mount adapters to photograph with any number of vintage lenses (manual focus or autofocus), as well as some modern-day lenses from your favorite optical manufacturers. When using a crop sensor camera, you might have stumbled across adapters with the monikers
There are few things as slow and tedious in the photographic world as threading a head on a tripod or a camera on a tripod head—or turning of any threaded screw, for that matter. The process of threading a camera on a tripod has been mostly eliminated by the invention of the quick-release (QR) dovetail plate. Can this concept and functionality be brought forward into the world of the modern creative? The Manfrotto MOVE Ecosystem has done just that.
The previous sentence had the word “Ecosystem” in it. MOVE is truly a system of accessories and
There’s always room for improvement, even for the most tried-and-true designs. Such logic guides the thinking behind the Pelican Air™ lineup, a lightweight reboot of some of the industry’s most trusted hard cases. I tested the Pelican Air 1525TP™, a mid-size case fitted